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2009-01-30_074327_Fallacies - 2 The problem number two is...

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2. The problem number two is an ad hominem fallacy because the letter sender attacks the anti-abortionist based on their circumstances rather than their claims. “This time she expresses her abhorrence of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see!” “I wonder if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have, why they haven't come out against them, too.” Another example of ad hominem is: “The accountant said that the accounting system has loophole. How does he know? He’s not a CPA.” 3 & 5. These statements contain Strawman fallacies because the actual position that needs to be addressed is ignored and substituted with distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position. For number 3, the issue is about preferring to be widow but was substituted with divorcee issue. For number 5, the issue is about closing North Park Drive for the sake of a few joggers and bicyclists but was substituted with picnic issue.
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